(Typically 46-50’ Pitching Distance)
|Age||Daily Max (Pitches in Game)||2 Days Rest|
How far do 11-year-olds pitch from? The pitching distance for an 11-year-old is anywhere between 46 – 50 feet. No pitcher should appear in the same game for three consecutive days, no matter the pitch count.
Pitching distance for divisions of baseball for Junior and Senior League Divisions is 60 feet, 6 inches, with a local league option to shorten the distance to 54 feet for Junior League Baseball and 50 feet for Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division for regular season play.
The league age pitch counts for Little League Baseball® are as follows: Ages 13-16 – 95 pitches per day. Ages 11-12 – 85 pitches per day. Ages 9-10 – 75 pitches per day.
Pitching velocity by age in the U.S.
|Age||Average Velocity¹||Your Goal²|
|11||52 MPH||55 MPH|
|12||55 MPH||60 MPH|
|13||62 MPH||65 MPH|
|14||68 MPH||70 MPH|
average speed (m/sec)
The maximum speed obtained by 10- 11yrs, 12-13yrs and 14-15yrs boys were 6.45m/sec, 6.77m/sec and 7.70 m/sec and average speed of all three group were 5.76m/sec, 6.01m/sec and 6.47m/sec respectively.
Running Times for Boys
Any time faster than 8:40 would be considered a good time, since it puts the boy in the top half of his age class. If the boy runs the mile a minute faster, coming in at about seven minutes and 40 seconds, he rises to the 75th percentile.
Pitchers in the Little League World Series throw fastballs 60-70+ mph. Only a few pitchers touched 70+ mph in 2015 and 2016. One man-child hit 81 mph on the radar. This velocity is almost unhittable from 46 feet and extremely rare for a 13 year old.
1 Example: In the 7U – 14U age divisions, a player may legally pitch a maximum of three (3) innings in one (1) day and still legally pitch the next day. If the player pitches three and one-third (3 1/3) or more innings in one (1) day, the player cannot legally pitch the next day.
In modern baseball, an ERA under 2.00 is considered exceptional and is rare. An ERA between 2.00 and 3.00 is also considered excellent and is only achieved by the best pitchers in the league. An ERA between 3.00 and 4.00 is above-average.
Conclusion. The four-seam fastball, two-seam fastball, and change-up are all the pitches a 12-year-old will need to throw.
While Little League has a mandated pitch counts (50 pitches for 7 and 8-year-olds; 75 pitches for 9 and 10-year-olds; 85 for 11 and 12-year olds) Kremchek, however, thinks parents should keep count themselves because coaches often don’t enforce them.
Pitching everyday is a good thing to do. At 8 I’d be playing catch, not formerly setting up pitching sessions, keep up with the lessons, keep it entirely fun, work on the fundementals of throwing and just sharing the sport/art.
A starting pitcher in professional baseball usually rests three, four, or five days after pitching a game before pitching in another. Therefore, most professional baseball teams have four, five or six starting pitchers on their rosters.
Division III players have a pitching velocity of 77 miles per hour to 82 miles per hour on average.
In 13U baseball, the pitching distance is 50 feet for the 13U 50/80 division and 60 feet for the 13U 60/90 division. Part of the reason these divisions get their name has to do with how far pitchers are throwing from the mound to home plate.
What was the answer? Move the pitchers back another five feet – to 60 feet, 6 inches. That’s what happened in 1893. The pitcher’s box was replaced with a 12-inch-by-4-inch slab, and, as with the back line of the box, the pitcher was required to place his back foot upon it.
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In baseball, a utility player is a player who typically does not have the offensive abilities to justify a regular starting role on the team but is capable of playing more than one defensive position.
All bases will be considered open. Base runners may lead-off from all bases and advance in accordance with the rules of baseball. Only 9 defensive players are allowed on the field at one time.
Distance measured from apex of home plate to center of backstop. Run a line from the center point on the backstop, through the apex and over pitcher’s mound to place second base on center. The distance to measure is from the apex of home plate to the center of second base.